Parks Canada will be doing a prescribed burn in Waterton Lakes National Park Thursday if conditions are favourable.
It would cover 2,200 hectares in the Eskerine Complex between Bellevue Hill, the Bison Paddock, Waterton River and Lower Waterton Lakes and the Red Rock Road.
Parks Canada fire crews, including fire management specialists and three helicopters, will assist Waterton Lakes with this prescribed fire.
The fire will help to restore and maintain historical fire frequency, while protecting people and facilities from wildfires.
Historic photographs show that fire suppression has allowed trees to encroach on park grasslands, with as much as 30 per cent of grasslands lost over the last 100 years.
This prescribed fire will promote natural restoration of this ecosystem.
Parks Canada last burned this area in 2014.